Evanka Osmak, co-anchor of the weekday prime time slot of Sportsnet Central, joined the Sportsnet team on April Fool’s Day 2007.
Evanka initially pursued a career in civil engineering after earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Degree from Queens University. Once she earned her civil engineering degree, she did what most engineers do...she switched careers to become a television broadcaster! Returning to school, Evanka attended Seneca College at York University where she earned a Radio and Television Broadcasting diploma and later landed a position with JACK-FM in Orillia, ON as a news announcer. Moving onto KYMA-TV (NBC) in Yuma, Arizona a year later, Evanka worked for two years as a Morning Show host before returning to Ontario in 2007 when she stepped in front of the sports television camera and signed on with Sportsnet.
Evanka’s career highlights with Sportsnet include covering the 2016 and 2011 Rogers Cup and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. When not covering the latest sports stories on-air, she is a member on the Special Olympics Ontario board, acts as an ambassador for Golf Fore the Cure alongside Golf Canada and is a committee member of the Sports Media Canada Luncheon.
Evanka lives in Toronto with her husband, Adam and son, George.
Lesley Hawkins – General Manager at adidas Golf, Canada
Lesley Hawkins is the General Manager of adidas Golf Canada. Having spent over 25 years in the golf industry, Lesley has worked her way through the ranks in a very male-dominated business. She is passionate about the game of golf, both as a player and as a business leader, and brings her enthusiasm and “think differently” attitude to her work every day.
|LPGA Tour professional Lorie Kane has triumphed on the golf course, represented Canada and is recognized as a leader for the sport. Since her rookie year on the LPGA Tour in 1996, Lorie Kane has won nearly $7 million in career earnings. In that time, she’s recorded four LPGA Tour victories and 99 top-ten finishes, including eight in majors. In 1998, she won the Heather Farr Player Award, given by the LPGA Tour to the golfer who demonstrates determination, perseverance and spirit through hard work, dedication and love of the game. In 2000 she won the William and Mousie Powell Award given by the LPGA Tour to the golfer whose behavior and deeds best exemplifies the spirit, ideals and values of the LPGA. In 2006 she became a member of the Order of Canada. Prior to turning pro in 1993, Kane represented Canada as a member of the Canadian International Team from 1989 to 1992. She was also a member of the 1991 Canadian Commonwealth Team and the 1992 Canadian World Amateur Team. As a CP Ambassador, she embodies our ongoing support of women's golf through the CP Women's Open and helps advocate and elevate the CP Has Heart charitable campaign that raises money and awareness for heart health.|